Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, nearly one million people die from heart disease. It is deadlier than all forms of cancer combined.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that we can change those statistics. The Centers for Disease Control found that 80 percent of the deaths from coronary heart disease – the most common form of heart disease – can be attributed to preventable measures such as obesity, poor physical activity, heavy drinking, eating unhealthy foods, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Join me to fight heart disease at the 2017 Heart and Stroke Walk on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Veteran’s Park. I invite you to walk with me by joining my team at http://www2.heart.org/goto/darienne_driver. My walk is a personal one. I have lost four cousins – including three women under the age of 50 – to heart disease. I hope that our efforts to raise money and awareness will spare other families the pain of losing loved ones too soon.
You can get more information or find out about other teams at www.milwaukeeheartwalk.org.
MPS is the Heart of Milwaukee. Let’s make sure more of our hearts are healthy!